VW Show Cruising Into Town March 22
NACOGDOCHES – Soon Azaleas will be blooming all over the oldest town in Texas, and that means a swarm of bugs won’t be far behind!
The East Texas VEE-DUB Chapter of the Vintage VW Club of America will present A Bloomin’ Good Volkswagen Show on Saturday, March 22. As many as 100 Volkswagens will be on hand for the show, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Festival Park just south of downtown Nacogdoches.
“This is a chance to see some really nice, old Volkswagens and see some of the most beautiful Azalea blooms in Texas the same weekend,” said show spokesman Sammie Smith.
“The show normally attracts VWs from all over Texas, as well as Louisiana, Arkansas and even Oregon. Some of the finest VWs you have ever seen – from mild to wild – will be there for everyone to enjoy. You can play ‘Slug Bug’ to your heart’s content!”
VWs of all shapes and sizes will be represented, including the vintage restored cars from the ‘50s; the “VW Thing,” Germany’s answer to the Jeep; VW busses, the ultimate hippy vans of the ‘60s and ‘70s; as well as the new VW Beetles.
“We are thrilled to have the East Texas VEE-DUB Club back in Nacogdoches for its annual spring show,” said Melissa Sanford, Executive Director of the Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau. “This is a wonderful event providing a fun, family-oriented activity for our local residents, as well as attracting a lot of out-of-town visitors to our city.”
There is no charge for spectators, but donations are welcome. All proceeds will go to the Relay for Life – Nacogdoches County, an annual fundraiser benefiting the American Cancer Society. Organizers are also soliciting sponsorships for the show at a cost of $30 per sponsor. Businesses and individuals interested in sponsoring the show and helping the American Cancer Society should call Smith at 936-569-7821 or James Perryman at 936-288-2724.
To enter a vehicle in the show, just drive it down to Festival Park the morning of the event. Entry into the show is $15 per Volkswagen.
“If you see a bunch of VWs driving through your neighborhood that Saturday afternoon, don’t worry – it’s not the ‘60s all over again and you haven’t lost your mind. It’s just a lot of old VW owners out for a view of the city’s beautiful azaleas,” Smith said.
For more information about the VW Show or other Nacogdoches Azalea Trail events, call the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-888-OLDEST-TOWN or visit www.nacogdochesazaleas.com. Be our friend on facebook @ Nacogdoches Azalea Trail.